Ramadan 2023 Appeal

Am I Supposed To Worship Allah Out Love, Fear Or Hope?

Suleiman Hani


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Am I supposed to worship out of feared hope or love?

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It's a beautiful question that requires a bit of context. Why? Because in our faith, we worship Allah subhanho wa Taala we should worship Allah subhanaw taala out of love. Why? Because Allah subhanaw taala created us because Allah subhanaw taala is merciful to us because Allah subhanaw taala instructed us and He is the creator and we are the creation. However, where do the spectrums of hope and fear come in? When you worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and you observe the commandments of Allah, and you see how people live their lives, you realize there is an emphasis on hope and there is an emphasis on fear. Some people are moved by fear more than hope and some people are moved

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by hope more than fear. What motivates you and I it will vary from person to person. However, everyone does need some kind of balance. Why? Because those who have an extreme emphasis on hope and absolutely no fear, you will find them basically committing many sins and saying, It's okay Allah is the Most Merciful. You will find some people who have an emphasis and an extreme emphasis on fear and absolute absolutely no hope, you will find that they have lost hope in Allah or they cause other people to lose hope and ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. Therefore, we need a balance. If you find that you are emphasizing one more than the other, then go back to the verses and the Hadith to emphasize fear

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or emphasize hope so that you are moved back to where you're supposed to be. But ultimately, we worship Allah subhanaw taala out of pure love and humility and submission, because he is our Creator because he is our Sustainer because he is the one who blessed us with all that we have. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to allow us to never lose hope in Him and to have constant fear of our shortcomings so that we are motivated to do more good out of love for Allah subhanaw taala and Allah subhanaw taala knows best